Senior research scientist at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Docent at University of Helsinki
Olli Pitkänen is a Research Director at IPR University Center. He is also a senior research scientist at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and he has a title of docent at Aalto University and a title of docent at University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law. He holds a doctorate in information technology, a master’s degree in software engineering, and a master’s degree in laws. He has worked as a researcher and a teacher at Aalto University, at Helsinki University of Technology and at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT since 1993. He is a part-time expert member (a judge) at the Market Court and a vice member of the Copyright Council. Prior to academia he had worked as a software engineer and practiced law in the private sector. He has also been a member of the board in several IT companies. In 1999-2001 and 2003, he was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a visitor at The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information & Communication Technology, K.U. Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include legal, societal, and ethical issues related to future media, digital services, and information and communication technologies (ICT).